Who we are and what we provide

The Sisters Of Mary

The Sisters of Mary are devoted to helping the poorest of the poor in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The religious order was founded by Aloysius Schwartz, the priest of the poor. The Sisters have been operating charitable programs for more than fifty years serving children with the greatest need who have the greatest potential. In 6 countries there are 400 Sisters of Mary caring for over 21,000 children with the mission of helping them break free from a life of poverty. This is one day in the life of a Sister.

Your Support Provides

  • Hope.
  • Clean water.
  • Medical care.
  • Dental care.
  • Three nutritious meals a day.
  • A safe place to live and study.
  • Clothing and school materials.
  • Help to break the cycle of poverty.
  • Spiritual, physical, and emotional care.
  • Vocational training tailored to local industries.
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Opportunities to participate in sports, music, and art.
  • Spiritual, social, and academic formation and guidance.
  • Education for students that leads to careers or college.

Meet Saul



What was your life like before you´ve met the Sisters of Mary? (origin, circumstances, family etc.) 

For almost five years, my parents were separated. I am the eldest of five children. My mother work so hard, but for a moment I was angry with her, I don’t obey her commands because she had looked for another man who had grab opportunity with her goodness, he does not work, he does not help my family. But months before coming here at the Sisters of Mary, I asked for forgiveness from my mother. Since I’m the eldest, I work in the field, cleaned the farm, planted vegetables and harvest coffee. 

Which expectations/ impression did you have when you came to the school of the Sisters of Mary on the first day? 

I was so excited to be at the school of the Sisters of Mary because I sense that through the school, I could help my family in the future.  

What do/ did you like most about the Sisters of Mary? 

What I like most is the food I eat, the food we receive three times a day. At home, at times I only eat two times a day. 

Which profession would you like to pursue one day? 

I would like to be a welder of other country to gain money to help my family. 

How do you imagine your life after graduating from school of the Sisters of Mary? 

I imagine myself that I’m very happy attaining my goal in life. 

What words would you like to address to the donors today? 

Thousands of thanks to all of our benefactors. I thank you so much because I could eat three times a day and for the study I receive here at the Sisters of Mary. 

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.